Our choice of hotels and restaurants to make your trip even more enjoyable.
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5 * Hotel Le Saint-Delis, Honfleur
New Relais & Château hotel in the former home of the painter Henri de Saint-Delis, member of the group of artists Le Havre Fauve. Three adjoining 17th century houses with nine elegant bedrooms, each with a steam shower and some with a spa bath.
4 * The Gardens of Coppélia, Honfleur
New hotel with 27 rooms and suites, all individually decorated, in a mansion or in a garden annex near the swimming pool. Reservation by digital tablet for the gourmet restaurant and spa.
4 * The Liner, Villerville
Decorated in an Art Deco style, each of the 16 rooms or “cabins” has a sea view and a terrace in this new hotel in Villerville, classified as Village de Caractère du Calvados. Dine in the restaurant or enjoy a seafood platter in your cabin.
2 * Le Clos Normand, Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer
Reopened in April after a complete renovation by the new owners. Panoramic view of the beach from all rooms. Gourmet bistro cuisine and an extensive cocktail menu.
The Relais d’Horbé, La Perrière
Newly opened near Bellême in the Perche Regional Natural Park with four individually decorated suites and three bedrooms. Seasonal card. Private garden, craft shop and delicatessen.
Chateau Saint Gilles, Guéron
Near Bayeux, 18th century property with 22 rooms, studios and apartments in a large park. Facilities for cyclists.
Hotel du Tribunal 3 *, Mortagne
Boutique hotel and gourmet restaurant in semi-detached 16th and 18th century properties in the heart of the Perche Regional Natural Park.
The Castel Saint-Léonard, Cliff
The new owner Charles Vatinel has refitted the lounges on the ground floor and the three bedrooms of this late 18th century chateau in a superb Siècle des Lumières style.
Ô Seasons, Ô Castles, Mézidon-Canon
Five rooms in a U-shaped castle, listed as a Historic Monument, built in the 18th century between Caen and Lisieux. Partial private rental is an option.
La Rose de Ducey, Ducey-les-Chéris
Elegant 19th century property in a village near Mont-Saint-Michel. Two guest rooms, plus an enclosed garden planted with roses.
Chantore Castle, Bacilly
Two suites and three bedrooms in an elegant 18th century chateau near Avranches. Large wooded park with pond, camellias and rhododendrons. There is also a gîte for five people.
Maleyrand House, Mortagne-au-Perche
New B&B in period townhouse restored to 18th century glory. Original Louis XV features. Three en-suite double bedrooms furnished with rare works of art.
The real life, Caen
Small restaurant run by Paris-trained chefs Elodie and Matthieu, opened in November 2019. Emphasis on organic and local ingredients with cheese from Matthieu’s brother at La Crémerie des Baratineurs. Pastries are a specialty.
The White Veil, Ouistreham
Open in summer 2020 above the Accostage restaurant and specializing in fish and shellfish. Eat inside or on the shaded terrace with a magnificent view of the beach.
New bistro and wine bar opened by the owner of La Villa d’Eaux. Taste local products from the sea and the land, or have a picnic to go.
The Risers, Granville
Built within the walls of the 19th century fish market in the historic upper town. Local seasonal products.
From France Today magazine